Hayley Turner rode her first South African double – and clinched victory for a world jockeys’ group – in the once a year fit in opposition to the South Africans at Turffontein in Johannesburg on Saturday.
She romped to a four-length win at the Michael Azzie-trained 8-1 shot Al Borak within the Citizen Handicap and adopted up on 15-Four 2nd favorite At Hand for St John Grey within the Global Sports activities Having a bet Handicap, sweeping to the entrance a furlong and a part from house to attain by way of a size from the Paul Hanagan-ridden Oyster King.
She stated: “All of us wish to get on journeys like this nevertheless it’s truly other to driving in Britain. The warmth and the altitude make it laborious paintings.”
— Hayley Turner (@Hayleyturner123) November 17, 2019
Grey, proprietor, breeder and teacher of At Hand, used to be maximum inspired and stated: “After I noticed that Hayley used to be all the way down to trip mine I felt that this gave us a large likelihood.”
Turner isn’t any stranger to luck in group driving occasions as she received the Silver Saddle on the Shergar Cup for the second one yr in a row in August.
Twin champion S’Manga Khumalo rode a double for the house group however Andrea Atzeni partnered two seconds and a fourth, Hanagan had a 2nd, 3rd and fourth and Martin Dwyer a 3rd. Franny Norton and Robert Havlin each drew a clean however the guests nonetheless received by way of 215 issues to 185, best their fourth victory on this tournament because it used to be offered in 2008.
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FIRST PUBLISHED 5:44PM, NOV 17 2019